The Gladys Asare foundation (GAF) was established by Ms. Gladys Asare about 25years ago. She started from her own house and later extended it to the community she lived in, at Abekah Lapaz-Accra to be precise. She gathered the children in her own house and taught them the word of God. She gave them food, drinks, uniforms; bath them at times and many others to make them happy. Due to this, the number kept on increasing day after day.
She realized later that, the church she attended did not have a children’s department ,so she took this opportunity to establish that ministry in her church.Some of the kids willingly attended church with her whilst others were also encouraged to go to church with their parents. Having said that, Ms. Gladys Asare took upon herself to help the less privileged in our societies by starting a foundation called Gladys Asare Foundation.
We named the foundation Gladys Asare because, she was doing all these things out of love (a real love of God which has no specific explanations or conditions).
Some years later, Ms. Gladys Asare moved from Lapaz to Tema. She then officially started her foundation with six (6) people. Four (4) children and two (2) adults but now the foundation can claim of more than fifty (50) people under its care. We have all these people within and outside Accra including; Tema, Prampram, Ashaiman; all in the Greater Accra Region, also in Akropong in the Eastern Region and others places in other Regions.
Now the organization is registered as a non- governmental entity. We are an operational NGO, meaning we actively plan and carry out projects to accomplish our objectives. This requires a great deal of careful planning, communication, sponsorship/donations and local involvement for each project.
The NGO relies greatly on self motivation and has considered this approach to help provide for the needs of our beneficiaries. The NGO has newly introduced training programmes like making of liquid soaps and detergents whiles other activities include apprenticeships like tailoring, auto mechanics to help our underprivileged to have some skills in order to generate some income for themselves. Our young ones are also sent to school to have a formal education.